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2017 - 2018 SEASON

July 13 - August 18: Martine Gourbault
September 1 - 24: Deborah Zibrik October 6 - 22: Althea Rowe
November 4 - 27: Lynn Copeland & Andrea Roberts Group December: n/a
January 19 - February 12: Jackie Conrad-Robertson February 16 - March 12: Karen Brumelle
March 24 - April 16: Douglas Blackwell April - May : Amelia Alcock-White
June 2 - 25: Lucie Walker July August: Jo Scott-B

Aberthau Potters

Aberthau Potters is a diverse group of people drawn together in their curiosity about clay, be it through hand-building, wheel-throwing or sculpture. Formed in 1974, the history of Aberthau Potters is intertwined with Aberthau Mansion and the founding of the West Point Grey Community Centre. On the 30th Anniversary of the Club its history was documented by then President Suzanne Starr and long-time member Maria Tomsich.

Today the thriving potters club has over 50 members and associates sharing ideas, techniques and studio space. The club organizes workshops and other learning opportunities for its members, maintains a resource library and offers two public sales per year. The Club is a registered BC Society and operates in association with the West Point Grey Community Centre.

July 13 - August 18

Martine Gourbault - Painter, Illlustrator, Dollmaker

Martine was born in Paris and has enjoyed a successful career as an artist in Toronto, New York and London, from magazine design and illustration to children's book illustration, painting and more recently, doll making. She has dabbled in set painting at Jericho Art Centre and currently curates the visual art exhibits in the theatre lobby. She will be exhibiting "super doodles" from her Folie Douce Series.
September 1 - 24

Deborah Zibrik - Fibre Artist

Deborah's fiber art is primarily inspired by the flora and fauna of the beautiful Pacific Northwest rainforests and ranges from fantastical 3D bugs, intricate thistle inspired lace baskets, goldwork and contemporary fiber collage wall hangings. She is a Diploma Graduate of City & Guilds (UK) and Harker Creative in Contemporary Embroidery and has exhibited collections and work in juried events: Complex Threads Exhibit Shack Art Center Everitt, Wa (2013); Cherry Blossom Textile Translations Silk Purse West Vancouver BC (2014 and 2015); Celebrating 20 Year of Art at La Conner Textile & Quilt Museum (July through October 2015); Embroidery Guild America San Antonio Tx (Oct 2015).


Althea Rowe - Painter

Althea has been painting all her life (a long time!). She has painted large backdrops for the stage for United Players and Peninsula Players of Sechelt. and has exhinited in many places, most recently in Aphrodites restaurant.

November 3 - 26

Lynn Copeland - Photographer

Lynn is a long time photographer increasingly interested in emotionally evocative pictures.

In her own surroundings and during her travels, beyond landscapes and urban icons, she tries to capture the essence and emotion of place. Her interests are in the harmony, simplicity, complexity and messiness of the natural and manufactured world. She looks for patterns both realistic and abstract. These may be clean lines, simple designs or complex patterns. Light, shape, text and graphics form elements of these works. They may have a quality of mystery, and the place or subject may not be immediately identifiable. The viewer may understand the image further by looking deeper into the picture, or by looking through a barrier into the picture. The picture may not tell the whole story and the viewer may need to fill in or extrapolate.

She is struck by the similarities in nature and the manufactured world in line, shape, colour, and texture. Water reflections provide a transitional zone, being natural yet reflecting the manufactured world.

A Mano - Made by Hands

This jewelry group show represents the works of 10 local jewelry artists that are in constant dialog with the process of vision finding, shaping and forming precious and non-precious metals into one-of-a-kind pieces to wear. Each approach to the process is different in concept or purpose therefore each story that is created is different each time a vision materializes into a unique piece of jewelry.

The exhibit is curated by Andrea Roberts, a recognized Canadian Goldsmith, jewelry designer,mentor and curator. Andrea curated shows at Circle Craft and JAC in conjunction with CCBC.

Andrea Roberts

Andrea, a certified goldsmith, studied at the prestigious College for Goldsmiths in Pforzheim, Germany. After working in the trade she moved to Vancouver 1996 where she established her own studio. Since 1999 she is also teaching all levels of jewelry making to aspiring students at VSB Continuing Education, now Langara CS@VSB, and specialized workshops throughout Vancouver.

Private collections of her jewelry including former Governor General, Mrs. Adrienne Clarkson and Sonia Queen of Norway. During her visit to Canada in 2002 she received a brooch designed by Andrea that was given to her as a gift of state representing fine Canadian Arts and Crafts.

“I am motivated by originality from the inspiration of an idea to the finish of the design execution and process. Each piece becomes a creative statement, a visual poem; unique in shape, color and texture.

January 19 - February 11

Jackie Conrad-Robertson - Painter

Jackie is an artist who is attracted by colours and patterns found in nature. She loves to paint rows of grapevines and olive trees. She is not interested in expressing her innermost feelings on canvas butrather to share the joy of colour which she sees in every bouquet of flowers.

She began her formal art training at Ecole de Beaux Arts in Montreal and continued in Vancouver receiving a B.Ed. with a double major in painting and ceramics. jackie has learned a lot about art during workshops in France, Greece and Italy. However, she has found that most of her learning comes from painting experiences from real life observation and painting what she sees.

February 16 - March 12

Karen Brumelle - Painter

Karen Brumelle is a Vancouver artist and teacher. She studied and received a teaching credential at the University of California Berkeley and then received an MA in Art Education from UBC. She taught many places, finally 10 years at Lord Byng Secondary in the Byng Arts Program.

She is a member of the Vancouver Art Guild, Artists in Our Midst/West of Main Art Walk and the Canadian Federation of Artists.

Her work is in collections in BC, Nova Scotia, California, Massachusetts and Japan. She is represented by Sooke Harbour House, NVCommunity Arts Council Art Rental and Bigsby the Bakehouse.

March 23 - April 15

Douglas Blackwell - Painter (Canvas & Paper)

As a commercial Salmon fisherman for the last twenty years, this is Douglas' tribute to the fish that has become part of his life. After years of trying to capture the Salmon's essence in different mediums, he has found the acrylic on aluminum to really illuminate the ocean environment where Salmon live.

Serigraph acrylic on Aluminum panels. Gyotaku style fish prints showcasing the Salmon in vibrant color and rich ocean accents.


Amelia Alcock-White - Painter

Born on Vancouver Island, Alcock-White is a contemporary Canadian painter who currently lives and works in Vancouver, BC. She studied fine art at Vancouver Island University and Emily Carr Art Institute. She has received many awards for her work, including Scholarships and Art Faculty Awards.

Her paintings have been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions. She held her first solo exhibit in 2004 and has since shown in New York, Los Angeles, Vancouver, San Francisco and Toronto. Her work is represented in notable public and private collections.

John Alcock-White - Woodworker

John Alcock-White was born in Vancouver and has been working with wood since 1974. Over the years he has been involved in all facets of woodworking, cabinetmaking and architectural millwork. The works in this collection are made using a variety of methods including a band saw technique he first developed in 1979 while living in Eugene, Oregon. He wrote an article describing the technique in Fine Woodworking Magazine, November 1980. The article references his contemporary, Arthur Espenet Carpenter whom John visited in San Francisco.

Functionality plays an important role in everything John makes. It is the challenge of blending utilitarian function with artistic form that is central to his work.

June 1 - 24

Lucie Walker - Painter

Lucie is an artist who paints in acrylic and oil. A big fan of following the brush – a sort of, 'paint now, think later' approach, her bright, poignant paintings capture moments in time, often with a retro feel.

A long-time singer and songwriter in the Vancouver music scene, (Lonesome Sinners), Lucie set her sights on painting in 2005, when she began showing her art in a number of venues including Jericho Arts Centre, The Naam, Libby’s Kitchen, Bean Around the World, to name a few. A past gallery partner at Arts Off Main, her work is sold internationally via her website,

July - August

Jo Scott-B - Painter

Born: Buenos Aires Argentina
Lives in Vancouver, BC
studied art in Argentina, Peru, Canada, UK
As a child in Buenos Aires, Jo was at school with daughters of Pres. Juan Peron's generals, learning early the value of discretion. Fascinated by characteristics which give places their individuality, she uses her art to draw attention to endangered and lost heritage buildings. Jo is a co-founder of Heritage Vancouver, served on the City of Vancouver's Heritage Commission and won a City of Vancouver Heritage Award for her paintings of old Grocery Stores.

Published two books: Carved in Oak, drawings of medieval bench carvings in English churches.
Hello Dog, a book introducing children to dogs and how to be safe with them.
2012 - 2013 Season
2013 - 2014 Season
2014 - 2015 Season
2015 - 2016 Season
2016 - 2017 Season